Sep 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
address from the oval office used to be a huge news event, one that journalists would slice and dice and chew over for days. but barack obama's speech on iraq came and went after the usual partisan squabbling. did the media turn the page on this war long ago? >>> "time" magazine says obama is mr. unpopular that america is isla ma phobic, that israel doesn't care about peace. managing editor rick stengel will be here. >>> washington post sports writer mike wise puts a fake scoop on twitter and winds up with a month's suspension for the talk radio stunt. did he get off too easy? we'll ask him. >> plus, a new political website in texas has yet to make a dime. does this sort of journalism have a future? i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> it was presidential obama's second formal address from the oval office about a bloody war that dominated american politics for years and left the media's reputation tarnished. the stage seemed set for a major international story. >> so tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom"
Sep 19, 2010 11:00am EDT
party movement she represents? joining us now here in washington, craig crawford, columnist for "congressional quarterly." in new york john avlon, senior political columnist for the daily beast and a cnn contributor. and in san francisco debra saunders, columnist for the "san francisco chronicle" who also blogs at token conservative. john avlon, christine o'donnell has a checkered history no, question about that, but is the press piling on now? >> no. i think they're doing their due diligence after the fact, though. and that's part of the problem. a lot of conservative magazines, "weekly standard, "reason," "even "national review" tried in the late innings of this primary campaign to start raising very legitimate questions about her fitness for office, her qualifications, her honesty. that's what we're supposed to do, is hold political figures accountable and to try to be the honest brokers here. the problem is it came very late and now it's all happening after the fact. she has the nomination. and of course the gop's very nervous about what that means. and the fact that she